Francis Hwang wrote:

> 
> On Oct 17, 2004, at 3:52 PM, James Britt wrote:
> 
>> GDeskRSS is mostly proof-of-concept, written to see 1) how hard it 
>> would be (not very), and 2) how useful RSS feeds tracking local file 
>> content might be (remains to be seen).
> 
> 
> Cool stuff. One possible use: So that people can monitor file changes 
> and additions on a shared file server. Say, John in marketing wants to 
> be notified of every file (strategy doc, project planning document, 
> email) that mentions the word "Java" or "Ruby" or whatever. (Of course, 
> as with many other apps like this, the privacy issues are considerable.)

Privacy is a big issue.  I ran across an article (sorry, lost the link) 
that points out that the search tool is really meant for single-user 
machines, as it does not distinguish among user browser caches.  As far 
as I know it will index shared drives as well as local ones (don't have 
a shared drive right I can test this on).  But there is no way to select 
what drives or folders get filters, other than some high-level choices 
by document type.

Conceivably, one could restrict the search to only MSFT Office docs, and 
offer feeds from that search base.  Then you could monitor documents in 
an office across shared drives.

James